What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships combine practical training on the job with study time. As an apprentice you’ll; be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay; work alongside experienced staff; and gain job-specific skills.
An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid.
By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.
What do I need to complete an apprenticeship?
You have to be over 16 years old. Entry requirements vary, and you may need up to five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4/A* to C — including English and Maths.
Benefits of Apprenticeships:
- Gain hands-on experience
- Benefit from support systems and learning aids
- Get paid to learn
- Gain industry-recognised qualifications
- Get a feel for the work environment
- Improve your employability
- Enjoy student discounts
- Choose from plenty of programmes
Apprenticeships within Halton Borough Council:
As an apprentice at Halton Borough Council you will receive a salary, pension scheme (optional), paid holidays and opportunities to progress your career.
Halton Council has a long history of supporting learning & development initiatives within the community, particularly for young people leaving education.
We recognise that a well-trained and qualified workforce underpins the Borough`s prospects and helps to ensure the continued success of local industry and business.
We will also provide full support in order to help people reach their full potential.
Now is a great time to be joining Halton Borough Council – we look forward to hearing from you.
Applying for an Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships available at Halton Borough Council are advertised via the main vacancy page
“I joined Halton in 2007 as a Landscape Apprentice shortly after completing A-Levels. I was looking for an alternative to university and wanted to pursue a career outdoors because my hobbies and interests had always revolved around it. Since my apprenticeship I have worked in a few different roles within HBC Open Space Services, and it is testament to the training opportunities afforded to me by the Council that I am able to take up this new position.
Throughout the 13 years I have worked within the Authority I have always endeavoured to play my part in providing an attractive landscape for residents and visitors to enjoy while contributing to the Council’s Vision of providing a high quality, modern urban environment and attractive neighbourhoods.”
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, Cllr Ron Hignett, said: “It just goes to show what a resource to the borough apprentices can be. Paul has worked his way up and shown what can be achieved through hard work and talent.”